By relying on 3D Printing, Hyundai Motor Company can create new products in a fast and cost-effective way, and experiment with designs with almost no design limitations or material waste. But how do they efficiently manage their Additive Manufacturing (AM) production?
With over 9 million manufactured cars, buses, trucks and other vehicles, Tata Motors is leading the automotive industry in India. And by producing the majority of their output in their own country, they contribute to the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Indian government, launched to stimulate the country’s growth. As drivers of the Indian automotive landscape, they ventured to intensively apply 3D Printing as a new technology for their prototype development, using both Laser Sintering and Stereolithography machines. But how do they make sure they use these technologies in the most efficient way?
Shoe manufacturers often use a master to cast the soles of the shoe. Instead of creating a mold for each type of sole, the bigger shoe manufacturers nowadays 3D print the soles. Manually assigning a texture to each surface area takes a lot of time. In addition, you end up with huge STL file sizes that your computer can no longer handle.
Raging Heroes is a company based in France that creates collectible miniatures based on their own characters and worlds. These are sold all around the world to collectors, gamers and painters and are recognized as some of the best in the industry. But how does Raging Heroes reach such an amazing level of detail at a tiny scale?
“The economic crisis has highlighted that a fast and cost-efficient conversion of CAD data into a physical model is important. For many years, Materialise has been the first choice to provide software solutions for Alphaform AG. e-Stage is server-based and implements the required principle of ‘Rapid’ perfectly.”